What is the One-Parent Family Payment?
The One-Parent Family Payment is a monetary support provided to non-cohabiting parents under 66, whose youngest child is under 7.
The payment stops when the youngest child turns 7, except under certain circumstances.
How to qualify for One-Parent Family Payment:To be eligible, you need to meet several conditions: being under 66, being the primary carer of at least one relevant child who lives with you, satisfying a means test, and not cohabiting with a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant.
Rates of Payment:The maximum weekly rate is €220, plus any additional amounts for any qualified children. If the number of qualified children has increased since applying, fill in the One-Parent Family Payment Additional Child Application Form (OFP38) to receive additional payment.
Rental Disregard:There is a new rental disregard up to €269.23 per week or €14,000 per year, applicable from 12 July 2022, for rental income from renting out a room(s) in your home to someone who isn't an employee or an immediate family member.
How to ApplyThe timing of your application depends on your circumstances.